A compilation of sounds by Harry Smith with chanting, street sounds, singing, poetry, blues, and rock. Includes the Fugs playing, "The Summer of Love," "The Modest Rose," and "Ciao Man." This tape is likely to include sounds made from a microphone hung out of Allen Ginsberg's New York Lower East Side apartment. ( 3 reviews ) Topics: mysticism, consciousness
Harry Smith describes two Native American ceremonies he witnessed in the early 1940's in the Pacific Northwest. Interspersed with his account of the ceremonies, he discusses tangentially various related topics, including Native American health before the European invasion, Native American sign language, the migration of symbols, misogyny in anthropological accounts of Native American peoples, creation myths, and cosmology. ( 2 reviews ) Topics: spirituality and literature, mysticism
Harry Smith lecture on mythology and cultural practices in traditional and indigenous cultures. Among other topics, he discusses belief in reincarnation, the ceremonial use of peyote, and creation stories. ( 1 reviews )
Harry Smith discusses Surrealism, liars and poetry, as he spends a good deal of the tape trying to find the poem he wants to read, parody of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." Topics: consciousness and literature, experimental writing, mysticism
A Harry Smith lecture on Native American world views. Smith discusses similarities with cultures in other parts of the world. He reviews a written handout and covers a wide variety of topics, including the place of flutes in selected Native cultures, twin stories and opposing forces, creation myths involving the earth diver, psychedelics, the world tree, dreams, and the end of the world.
A Harryette Mullen lecture from the 2002 Naropa Summer Writing Program. Mullen discusses her interest in dictionaries, language and its reflection of human social dynamics. She also reads from and discusses an interview with her by Daniel Kane. They discuss the creation of her book Muse and Drudge, and discuss questions of race and gender in writing. She also touches on issues of language, colonization, identity, and writing tools such as Oulipo exercises.
Bobbie Louise Hawkins lectures on Marguerite Duras: Imagining a Life, the first lecture in a four part series called Four Extraordinary Women. Hawkins talks about the life and writing of Duras, focusing on the book, The Lover. She also talks about autobiography as fiction and the writing process.
First half of a cross-generational, all woman poetry reading at Naropa University's 2004 Summer Writing Program, including Joanne Kyger and Bobbie Louise-Hawkins reading unpublished poetry. Brenda Coultas reads ghost poems and stories, and Heather Akerberg also contributes a number of selections. (Continues on 04P008)
Second half of a reading with Helen Adam and Robert Duncan, with an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. Most of the readings are by Robert Duncan, of his own work. (Continued from A013A). Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, beat movement, music and literature, performance poetry,...
Helen Adam class focusing on the appeal of narrative verse. Topics include the works of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, James Thompson, Allen Ginsberg and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, with a list of the great narrative poems and discussions of aspects of witchcraft and the darkness of Scottish border ballads.
First half of a lecture by Helen Adam on topics including repetition, Percy Shelley, W.H. Auden, Rudyard Kipling, poets as music makers, and ballads. Readings include "The Looking Glass" and "A Smuggler's Song." A question and answer period follows the lecture. (Continues on 79p026.) Topics: New American Poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Topics: New American Poetry, performance poetry
Second half of a lecture by Helen Adam, with this half focusing on English ballads, including "A Letter of Advice" and "Reputing Drive." (Continued from 79p025.) Keywords: New American Poetry, performance poetry, music in literature
First half of a reading by Robert Duncan and Helen Adam. Duncan reads a number of his poems and Adam sings her ballads. With an introduction by Allen Ginsberg. (Continues on 76p016.) Topics: New American Poetry, West Coast poetry, music and literature, San Francisco Renaissance
The first tape in a two tape series of a Summer Writing Program reading by the artists Anselm Hollo, Jerome Rothenberg, Jackson Mac Low, and Ishmael Reed. The first tape containing the readings of Anselm Hollo from two of his longer pieces entitled - Rue Willson Monday - and - Where, if Not Here - and Jerome Rothenberg who reads a number of his pieces which are all in three parts, beginning with the piece entitled - A Paradise of Poets.
First half of a benefit for the Boulder County Safehouse, a shelter for battered women. Female poets read their own work, and the work of other women poets. Readers include Lee Christopher, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Max Regan, Thalia Field, Julie Kizershot, Eileen Myles, Hettie Jones, Janine Pommy Vega, and Anne Waldman. The readings include Lee Christopher's "Sister Margaret," Sandra Cisneros's "Salvador late or early" (read by Julie Kizershot), and Janine Pommy Vega's...
byJones, Hettie; Myles, Eileen; Vega, Janine Pommy; Waldman, Anne
Second half of a benefit for the Boulder County Safehouse, a shelter for battered women. Female poets read their own work, and the work of other women poets. Readers include Lee Christopher, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Max Regan, Thalia Field, Julie Kizershot, Eileen Myles, Hettie Jones, Janine Pommy Vega, and Anne Waldman. The readings include Lee Christopher's "Sister Margaret," Sandra Cisneros's "Salvador late or early" (read by Julie Kizershot), and Janine Pommy Vega's...